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“Go the Extra Mile”

This article originally appeared in the 2022 Spring Edition of “The BABQ” available for free download here.

How did we get the phrase "go the extra mile"?

Interesting Facts About the Holy Word of God

If you are an employee who goes above and beyond what is required, you may have been told that you “go the extra mile.” This is a phrase we still use to praise someone for selflessly giving more than expected.

This phrase, and the teaching behind it, has its origins in the Scriptures. In Matthew 5:41, Jesus teaches, “And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.” He was telling His followers to not be satisfied with only what is required of them, but to go above and beyond. This, of course, is a matter of proper motivation and a heart set on pleasing the Lord.

We should always be willing to “go the extra mile” to serve the one and only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Read another interesting Bible fact here: Where do we get the phrase “knees knocking”?

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